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Brighton is the nearest point on England's south coast to London, so it’s the obvious place to head for if you are looking for a seaside excursion by train from the capital. The beach is the obvious draw (if you don't mind pebbles rather than sand), but many venture to Brighton for the town's edgy culture and tolerant ways. In any season, Brighton is fun and quirky. It’s no longer the sedate resort once favoured by Queen Victoria; today it’s a liberal place which defies convention.

You find a generous helping of seaside tack along with the traditional pier. Fish and chips too of course. Many visitors flock to The Lanes, a rather twee area with some good seafood restaurants. To take the pulse of bohemian Brighton, head instead for North Laine where vegan shoes and hand-knitted muesli are all the rage. That North Laine area is a good first stop, as it’s close to Brighton station. It is also worth making time to see the extraordinary mock-Indian Royal Pavilion.

Brighton station bustles at any time of day – no surprise in a green city which shows a strong commitment to public transport. London is less than an hour away, and frequent trains speed from Brighton to Gatwick Airport in under 30 minutes. There are direct trains to Luton Airport and Bedford. Hourly trains run east to Hastings and Ashford, and there’s an equally frequent service west along the coast to Portsmouth and Southampton. There are a number of useful longer-distance services with occasional departures to Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Salisbury.

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Trowbridge to Brighton by train

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Salisbury to Brighton by train

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High Wycombe to Brighton by train

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Redhill to Brighton by train

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Norwich to Brighton by train

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Cambridge to Brighton by train

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Croydon to Brighton by train

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Chichester to Brighton by train

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Bristol to Brighton by train

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Swindon to Brighton by train

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Reading to Brighton by train

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Oxford to Brighton by train

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Durham to Brighton by train

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Middlesbrough to Brighton by train

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Ipswich to Brighton by train

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Darlington to Brighton by train

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Doncaster to Brighton by train

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Edinburgh to Brighton by train

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Coventry to Brighton by train

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Gloucester to Brighton by train

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Worthing to Brighton by train

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Stoke-on-Trent to Brighton by train

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Guildford to Brighton by train

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Northampton to Brighton by train

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Newark on Trent to Brighton by train

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Preston to Brighton by train

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Kingston upon Hull to Brighton by train

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Dover to Brighton by train

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Huddersfield to Brighton by train

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Clapham Junction to Brighton by train

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Torquay to Brighton by train

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Birmingham to Brighton by train

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London to Brighton by train

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Cardiff to Brighton by train

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Newport to Brighton by train

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Sheffield to Brighton by train

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Swansea to Brighton by train

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Tamworth to Brighton by train

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Derby to Brighton by train

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Cheam to Brighton by train

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Crewe to Brighton by train

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Eastbourne to Brighton by train

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Bradford to Brighton by train

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Luton to Brighton by train

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Didcot to Brighton by train

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Ashford to Brighton by train

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Woking to Brighton by train

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Fareham to Brighton by train

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Elephant and Castle to Brighton by train

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Bedford to Brighton by train

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Brighton by train

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Carlisle to Brighton by train

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Hemel Hempstead to Brighton by train

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Glasgow to Brighton by train

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Kettering to Brighton by train

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Weston-super-Mare to Brighton by train

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Haywards Heath to Brighton by train

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Crawley to Brighton by train

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Leighton Buzzard to Brighton by train

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Blackpool to Brighton by train

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York to Brighton by train

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Winchester to Brighton by train

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Milton Keynes to Brighton by train

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Islington to Brighton by train

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Chester to Brighton by train

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Lincoln to Brighton by train

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Hastings to Brighton by train

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Newton Abbot to Brighton by train

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Plymouth to Brighton by train

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Liverpool to Brighton by train

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Lewes to Brighton by train

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Nuneaton to Brighton by train

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Leicester to Brighton by train

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Horsham to Brighton by train

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Bath to Brighton by train

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Manchester to Brighton by train

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Wolverhampton to Brighton by train

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Rugby to Brighton by train

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Slough to Brighton by train

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Emsworth to Brighton by train

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Southampton to Brighton by train

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Peterborough to Brighton by train

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Bournemouth to Brighton by train

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Watford to Brighton by train

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Hove to Brighton by train

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Leeds to Brighton by train

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